A message from our President

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise, located in sunny Southern California.
 
During your travels abroad, driving on the freeway, or just visiting your favorite restaurant, you may have encountered a symbol of a yellow wheel with six spokes, next to the word “Rotary”. I have noticed this countless times in my life, and never gave it a second though – until I became a Rotarian myself. Rotary Opens Opportunities.
 
Our vibrant, fun, diverse, and active Rotary Club is comprised of professionals, business owners, community leaders, educators, non-profit partners, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds - all who believe in the motto: “Service Above Self”.
 
While the focus of Rotary is to contribute and serve our community, Rotarians have had the benefit of making life-long friends, connecting with community leaders and business owners, while also belonging to a large international organization comprising of over 1 million members worldwide that have brought signifcant change to the world.
 
We at Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club enjoy having fun, while also doing great things for our community! We are proud of our numerous projects, which include our Annual Teacher Mini-Grants that provide teachers thousands of dollars each year to benefit their classrooms, Scholarship Programs for deserving local high school seniors, and the Adopt-a-Family Program- where the entire club adopts multiple families and works with the local community to bring the families’ holiday dreams to fruition. We also have hands-on projects such as our partnerships with Habitat for Humanity where multiple homes were built from the ground up in Culver City, Pancake Breakfasts to raise funds our local L.A. City  Firefighters, and volunteering at the Midnight Mission to help feed the homeless. 
 
In light of the current pandemic, our club has also adapted and worked innovatively to providing our frontline medical workers with Personal Protective Equipment, assisting with Blood Drives, partnering with the Mar Vista Family Center and the L.A. Regional Food Bank to sort and distribute food to local families who have gone hungry because of the pandemic. These are just some examples of our many service projects and events.
 
Whatever your passion may be, I am confident that you will likely find support for it here. If you enjoy serving your community, want to have a good time, and would like to meet likeminded individuals, I personally invite you to drop on by to visit and learn more!
 
If you are interested, please feel free to e-mail me at jjenrotary@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!
 
In Service & Fellowship,
Jerry Jen
Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise
President 2020-2021